Preserving the memory of conflicts
The Museum began gathering its assets at the end of the First World War by collecting military equipment, which was initially donated by veterans, family members of the fallen and private citizens. Later, national institutions and foreign governments made donations.
Over time, the Museum has extended its field of interest to other historical periods, with acquisitions and donations of material from the Modern Era, the Colonial Wars, the Second World War and the Cold War.
The substantial collections that the Museum holds include a great variety of objects related to the experience of war and two important archives: historical and photographic. The library also holds a significant collection of books and other publications.
This heritage is constantly growing, even today there are numerous donations from organisations and individuals who wish to entrust their material testimonies to the Museum, contributing to the construction of a collective memory.